Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - March

I was flabbergasted cuffed and worried all at the same time when I was asked if I would be the guest designer for this month over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge. The reason for the worried bit is not being sure I can do this honour justice but I will try.
this month we are counterfeiting a lovely blue and yellow kit from Birds of a feather

Unfortunately I don't have any papers in that lovely dark blue so I have gone for the nearest I can. They are all single sided  (except 2 but the other side colours are not in the scheme)

I can only name a few as most do not have anything on them.
The yellow woodgrain is by K&Co
the floral blue one is Sandylion
Swirly blue is Lilykate by Basic Grey
Blue brown lined one is My Minds Eye
Blue artex ceiling design is Up Up and Away
the circle blue one is Sweet Pea by Fancy Pants
I didn't have any corrugated card so chose textured white

As there is a lovely 12x12 sheet of stickers in the kit we are counterfeiting I grabbed lots of stickers and cut outs that had the right colour scheme (don't think I'll go short of things to add to my pages)

the little bunches of flowers from the original kit I have had to improvise,  the yellow ones I made and the blue ones I died by spritzing them with glimmer mist.
frames are by Colorbok
Alphas It's the little things by fancy pants
No wooden butterflies (found one after I made up the kit)so I've grabbed some E-Z stick on 3D ones by Royal Langnickel

Now that will never do there are no button in the original kit and I can't be without buttons after all that is my username isn't it.
So here is my add on kit
buttons of course, more bling, odd bits of patterned paper, more ribbon & lace and more butterfly stickers and another alpha

and of course I just couldn't wait to use it so without further ado here is my first page
Lifes Moments
I had a little play with the first photo making my face hair and hand sepia leaving the rest black and white. Quite pleased with the effect.

To see more kits that the design team have come up with your next port of call is Crystal or head back to the Counterfeit Kit challenge blog for the full list

16 comments:

Glinda said...

Mary you have a beautiful kit here. Looking forward to seening all the layouts you make.

Lizzie said...

Woo-hoo! You've come up with a lovely kit and made such a great page with it. A wonderful start, Mary - it's obvious you're up to the job!
And, of Course, you Had to have Buttons in your kit. We all understand that!

Helen said...

I love the soft colours that you've picked and had to laugh as you too added in extras to expand the original. Your page is lovely - especially with the pretty homemade flowers - beautiful kit :)

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Welcome to CKCB! Great colors and how fun are your add on kits!

Margie said...

You did a fantastic job!! GReat take on the kit-love, love your yellow woodgrain paper!!And a beautiful layout to start out with!

Sian said...

Mary, first of all, what a fabulous pair of photos! Hard to say which one is the glamour puss :) And I love your fresh looking kit. It's perfect for Spring

Tricia said...

Mary you did a wonderful job putting together a beautiful kit! I love your add on and agree buttons are a must!

mytwoandras said...

I love your layout with the now and then photos of yourself. I like that you kept your kit close to the original.

Jimjams said...

Great kit Mary - and I'm sure you'll do the CKCB proud!
Love the two photos on your page (and that IS a great effect) - lovely contrast.

Tricia said...

Lovely kit! Your layout is beautiful.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Congrats Mary! And I love your layout.
Rinda

Clair said...

Mary, you've put together such a lovely, soft kit, with such a springtime vibe. I love it!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Now I wish I had tried harder to come up with a yellow and blue kit seeing yours!!! Great layout too, love the punching. Fun comparison of the two photos!!! Well done and yay for being the Guest Designer!!!! xoxo

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

Mary, you did a lovely job with this kit! And I love the butterflies you used. If the first layout you did is any indication, I just can't wait to see what else you come up with to make for this kit!

Roxy said...

Wow, you did a great job with the kit, and I love your layout! Hugs, Roxy.

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Gorgeous kits! I like how you stuck to the color scheme of the original. Your page is just gorgeous! How fun to have the two side by side "now and then" photos!

A place for me to put the pictures of layouts I have done that I am pleased with, to put in the poems I write and to add snippets of things that have caught my eye